Terra Firma is a small cohousing project located in the centre of the city and close to the Rideau Canal. In 1997 we bought and subsequently renovated two three-door townhouses. We have since built an infill between the two buildings which houses a seventh residential unit and our common space, which is used to host a great variety of events and activities, in addition to dinners. A solar hot water installation provides heat and hot water to the common space and three units, and hot water to an additional unit. From the common space we have also created a lovely walkout area that contains a hot tub. Our large common yard has many shared amenities (play structures, treehouse, gardens, quiet sitting area, bicycle and storage sheds, composting bins, wood pile). Adjacent neighbours join us twice a week to eat. It’s a great place to live!
Location: Ottawa, ON
Location: Ottawa, ONStatus: In DevelopmentNumber of Homes: 20-25Common House: 15% of total floor areaCohousing Consultant: Cahdco
We are developing a purpose-built community that will facilitate aging in community for approximately 35 older adults and seniors in central Ottawa. It will involve co-care, some collective dining, self-governance and volunteer work. The cohousing project will provide 20 -25 apartment units with common space, shared resources, and parking. It will be self financed through contributions to development costs and purchase of units. We have enough members at the moment but are maintaining a waiting list.